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a decline in taliban attacks last year and they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is now preparing to release the correct number and it should show there was no drop in attacks. >>> and they are marking the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the world trade center and the city will honor the several people who died in the 1993 bombing beneath one of the twin towers. more than a thousand people were hurt. now the ceremony is being held at the 9/11 memorial honoring the several people who died in 2001, the attack that brought down the world trade center towers. >>> they are disagreeing on a long term spending strategy and now automatic cuts are just a few days away. these cuts are expected to hurt the bay area economy, kyla campbell? >> reporter: we have learned how it would affect the airport and along the border with mexico and they now they warn same problems could be wading in the -- waiting in the water. there will be less security acts putting job -- agents putting jobs at risk. >> you slow down the global economy the trade that comes into the co
the award. jack tapper spoke 20 him about the day the taliban overran his outpost. >> let's go. >> there is movement everywhere. it was muzzle flashes everywhere. just couldn't pick them out fast enough. >> october, 2009. up to 400 taliban fighters unleash a torrent of withering fire upon a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. the attack so fierce in the end more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the outpost were killed or wounded. but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the out post, soldiers became heros. one in particular. >> i know that there are so many great soldiers out there that would have stepped in to my shoes and done the same thing. >> former staff sergeant clint roam na sh romesha led troops in repelling the onslaught of taliban fighters. during a grueling day-long battle. next week, romesha will receive the medal of honor, the highest award for combat bravery becoming just the fourth living recipient among those who have bed in afghanistan and iraq. chris jones was a young private when the taliban struck. >> he is my opinion, the only rea
decoration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> reporter: this video was shot by the taliban on the day that army staff sergeant romesha helped repel their attack. more than 300 enemy fighters against his unit of just 53 men. defending an outpost the president called tactically indefensible. >> these men were outnumbered, outgunned and almost overrun. >> reporter: he's credited with retaking the outpost and saving many of his brothers in arms. but more than 20, including romesha were injured and eight were killed. their families were here. and romesha spoke about them. >> they'll be there. i just know it. >> reporter: many of his fellow soldiers were here today. romesha told us the medal belongs to them, too. a somber occasion to be sure. though romesha's son colin near little stole the show before it started. you're out of the military. what are your dreams, aspirations, hopes now? >> to be that dad and father, that husband, that really missed out on the 11 years i was in, you know? and to watch them grow up and be successful. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white
attempt by the taliban in pakistan, because she spoke out for the rights of young women. her name, malala, now being mentioned for the nobel peace prize. and tonight we're hearing from her for the first time since her remarkable recovery. our report from nbc's keir simmons in london. >> today you can see that i'm alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and i'm getting better day by day. >> reporter: malala yu self's words on camera were to thank others. >> because all the people, men, women, children, all of them have prayed for me. and because of these prayers, god has given me this new life. >> reporter: she almost died. shot in the head last october by islamic extremists, because she fought for the right of young women to have an education. on saturday, she walked to the operating ro. for five more hours of surgery. doctors implanted a titanium plate and a sophisticated hearing aid, repairing where the bullet smashed her skull and left her deaf in one ear. 24 hours later, malala was talking again. >> i can also walk a little bit. i can talk. and i'm feeling better. and i
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in a suspected gang dispute. a 15-year-old pakistani girl survived being shot in the head by the taliban released from the london hospital. usefy will continue rehabilitation in birmingham, england. it's a miracle. >> some new perspective on the current state of the economy right now. according to the bureau of economic analysis since the end of the recession in 2009 the u.s. economy has grown 7.5%. compare that to double digit growth in other post recession periods and it appears that president obama has presided over the weakest economic recovery since world war ii. this as a new fox news poll shows 52% of americans believe the worst is yet to come. that's up from 48% just a year ago. let's bring in our political panel, angela mcglowan and a former spokesperson for vermont gosh howard dean who is also a presidential candidate. ladies, thanks for joining us, look, there's a lot of pessimism right now as we're seeing right now, a degree of uncertainty amongst the american people and why do you think that is when we're seeing that the economy shall at least our unemployment rate dropped to below 8
in afghanistan in 2009 when three taliban fighters launched an ambush. it was one of the bloodiest of the war. they called in air support that killed 30 enemy fighters and resiced h -- risked his life to retrieve the bodies of the fallen p. >> they fought valiantly and magnificently that day. i will forever be humbled to his commitment to service and loyalty to one another. >> before the ceremony his son stole the show. he tried to climb the president's podium and then made a dash for the chair where his dad would sit. >> that is your 5@5:00. >> it is time to look at who is talking and we are return to t the manhunt the fugitive ex cop accused of killing three people. police say they believe christopher dorner may have had an accomplice who helped him flee to new mexico. he has been on the run since the rampage that happened february 3rd in california. >> as we learn new details about the case we are hearing from one of his friends. a college friend who auz named in his manifesto talked about the time the two of them were in contact. >> seemed to be the same chris dorner i met in school. we
. >> the air strike targeted two homes in eastern afghanistan. at least four senior taliban leaders were killed. afghan officials report that nine afghan civilians, including women and children, were also killed in the strike. there were likely in the home next door to where the insurgents were. this happened near the pakistani border. u.s. border officials in kabul are looking into reports of civilians being killed. back to you. >> thank you. another big story we are following. the manhunt for the former lapd officer accused of murder, it might be over. investigators found charred human remains inside a burning cabin in california where they had a shootout with christopher dorner. john gonzalez is in a satellite center with the latest on this developing story. >> a spokesperson says star and human remains have been found in the cabin where the rogue officer was believed to be barricaded. it will be sometime before police can get a positive i.d., but there's reason to believe the manhunt is over this morning, which means if the then- day murder spree concludes with four people dead and the fugi
of pakistan's taliban has been captured. afghan forces arrested mohammed in the eastern mountains of afghanistan near the pakistan border. he was forced out of hiding by u.s. air strikes. muhammad fled to afghanistan. >>> marine general john allen says he is retiring to help his wife deal with health issues. he was the commander of the coalition nominate to do lead the forces in europe. it was put on hold as e-mails between allen and florida socialite from investigated. allen was cleared of any wrong doing. president obama says john allen is one of the finest military leaders a true patriot and a man i have come to respect greatly. >> incredible video showing the terrifying moments the russian meteorite hit the school gym full of children. the tear fied students sent running for their lives and glass is flying. it is believed dwoins were smashed out after a sonic boom. luckily everyone in the building was okay. more than 1500 people were injured through out the city when this happened. >> time is running out for lawmakers to reach a deal to avoid looming spending cuts. there are n
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was getting help from a man who was connected to the taliban. in reality, it was an undercover fbi agent. authorities waited until he attempted to detonate the bomb, and then it took him into custody. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. will take you to a candlelight vigil out of fairfield for a slain a teenager. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> the time this 8:18 a.m.. the big apple is blanketed with snow. here you concede new york city's central park is in white. the snow continues to fall after two storm systems have already converge. travel from nearly 60 airports have been affe
fbi agent posing as a taliban sympathizer helped him build the bomb that was a fake. authorities claim the suspect wanted to carry out a terrorist threat. but civil rights groups are claiming he's mentally ill and not capable of that kind of plot on his own. >>> the white house is unveiling details of president obama's plan to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks. during his state of the union address, the president said the power grids, financial institutions and air traffic control systems, they are all targets. he signed an executive order calling for new standards to protect computer systems that run crucial infrastructure. that order directs intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with companies. >>> 7:36. in overnight news, more than 100 workers were evacuated in san lorenzo last night because of an ammonia leak. it happened around 10:00 at a building ownedded and operated by -- owned and operated by sara lee on grant avenue and worer thisly drive -- wortherly drive. the hazmat situation lasted about three hours and firefighters say no one was hurt.
or not the troops deal with the taliban. how do you, you've seen this. how does that work out? how do you weigh both things? >> well this is the first time we've come out of a war, jenna, without really coming out of a war. the american presence will be in afghanistan probably for another four to five years. and beginning in 2014 the forces there will be down to something like 32,000 to your point. they have already been taken out of the budget. that will leave our presence there to do only two things, counter terrorism, killing the taliban and a little bit of advise and assist to the afghan army. many inside the pentagon say that is not nearly enough right now particularly given all the other uncertainties in the world in places like iran and north korea. the risk is that these nations will miscalculate, they will make mistakes. they will misinterpret what the america's all about when they see the pentagon going after its budget with a meat axe, jenna. jenna: quick question on this because i can't imagine what it is like to be in war right now which we are and hearing about the defense cuts at home
is a good idea. >>> the school girl shot by the taliban is recovering in england. moments ago, a video of malala was released. she is getting better day by day. >>> and the 500-year-old remains of richard iii have been confirmed. the skeleton was found underneath a parking lot. >>> retailers, banks and shoppers are adjusting to life without the penny as ottawa phases out the coin starting today. some are spending hundreds of thank you thousands of dollars to revamp the system. the penny is being pha >>> we are looking at a log of fog around bay area. some places seeing visibilities less than an 1/8 of a mile. being to take time for that to break up. temperatures until the 30s and the 40s. i think by the afternoon, the fog will be sitting out toward the coastline. it will keep you cool there as well. only in the 50s. 60s in the bay and the valley. next couple of days, chance of showers returns on thursday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by subway restaurants. subway build your better breakfast breakfast. >>> navy s.e.a.l. chris kyles
state government, defeating the taliban, al qaeda, making war in it will not stop it because terrorism like steanlt like markets are independenter in their character. what we have created beginning of the 21st century is a deep symmetry between the challenges we face and the political response the political institutions we have to respond to that. every challenge is interdependent global cross frontier and the primary political actors that respond are bounded, frontiered, independent nation states. and in that a symmetry, you can see the dysfunction of the modern world. we watch, for example, starting four or five years ago in copenhagen and going through mexico city and due by and recent meetings where 180 or 190 nations came together to renew the protocol already out of date in term of the ecological challenges but to embrace that now and failing to do so. and going home and saying that is because our sovereignty said china, the u.s., now canada, even leaders doesn't permit us to monitor. doesn't permit us to report to international body. doesn't permit an international body to tell
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in taliban attacks last year was incorrect. they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is preparing to release the correct numbers which would show no drop in the number of talks. >>> a noontime ceremony is planned in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary on the first alternate attack on the world trade center. the city will honor the six people who died in the 1993 bombing of the garage below one of the twin towers. more than a thousand others were hurt. six islamic extremists were responsible for this attack. >>> 7:15. now we're just three days away from those automatic budget cuts becoming law. president obama is traveling today in his fight to prevent the budget cuts. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president wants republicans to compromise. kyla? >> reporter: dave, senate democrats came up with a plan that includes both spending cuts and tax increases. senate majority leader, harry reid, was on the floor just a moment ago. republicans around the country, the majority of them support this balanced approach and the only republica
. and this is the second life, this is a new life. and i want to serve. i want to serve the people. >> the taliban shot malala at point-blank range to stop her work. >>> also in britain, researchers said dna tests indicate beyond a reasonable doubt that skeletal remains found under a parking lot are those of king richard iii. the skull had a large hole in it consistent with reports the king was killed after suffering a blow on the battlefield. >>> and in pakistan, government officials say a multi million dollars amusement park will be built in the town where osama bin laden was killed. two years ago u.s. navy seals stormed osama bin laden's compound and osama bin laden was killed. >>> the late south carolina senator strong thurmon was found. >> my father's name was james thurmon. >> reporter: she did not go public until the age of 33. in 1948, strong thurman ran for president. washington williams died yesterday at the age of 97. >>> the james irvine foundation handed out grants to three nonprofits from the bay area. one of them jose quinonez delivers financial help. >> they have to pull into resources
to serve. i want to serve the people. >> the taliban shot malala at point-blank range to stop her work. >>> also in britain, researchers said dna tests indicate beyond a reasonable doubt that skeletal remains found under a parking lot are those of king richard iii. the skull had a large hole in it consistent with reports the king was killed after suffering a blow on the battlefield. >>> and in pakistan, government officials say a multi million dollars amusement park will be built in the town where osama bin laden was killed. two years ago u.s. navy seals stormed osama bin laden's compound and osama bin laden was killed. >>> the late south carolina senator strong thurmon was found. >> my father's name was james thurmon. >> reporter: she did not go public until the age of 33. in 1948, strong thurman ran for president. washington williams died yesterday at the age of 97. >>> the james irvine foundation handed out grants to three nonprofits from the bay area. one of them jose quinonez delivers financial help. >> they have to pull into resources and that's how they invest credit. >> reporte
decade, killing thousands of al-qaeda and taliban but more than 300 is civilians as well. a world away in remote villages you you can hear them like a distant muted chain saw. a dull but deadly roar. villagers describing it this way, the drones are all over my brain. i can't sleep when they are hovering over us we are all scared. a reality we seldom see says stanley mcchrystol. >> we will forget how much car tissue we build up in those countries. >> the general believes that americans should have the chance to know more about the secret drone wars to weigh those benefits and risks. theyville that opportunity on thursday when john brennan speaks. martha raddatz, abc news, jerusalem. >> at least four people thieved dead after yesterday's 8.0 earthquake off the solomon islands. it generated attune a tsunami o five feet tall and flooded the local airport. dozens of aftershocks now being felt. >>> to syria now. the capital city has not seen the scale of violence that has destroyed entire neighborhoods in cities like aleppo and holmes. the government has been keeping a tight grip it the city
, the taliban and associated forces in response to the 9/11 attacks and we may also use force consistent with our inherent right of national self-defense. there is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely pilotted aircraft for this purpose or that prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside of an active battlefield at least when the country involved con cents or is unwilling to take action against a threat. second, targeted strikes are ethical. without question, the ability to target a specific individual from hundreds or thousands of miles away raises profound questions. here, i think it is useful to consider such strikes against the basic principle of the law of war that govern the use of force. targeted strikes conform to the principle of necessity. requirement that the target has definite military value. in this armed conflict, individuals who are part of al qaeda or its associated forces are legitimate military targets. we have the authority to target them with lethal force, just as we target enemy leaders in past conflicts such as them and the
with the taliban. is that a fantasy or is that something he truly believed? so those issues will be critical. >> reporter: now that undercover fbi agent is with the south bay joint terrorism task force in san jose. he is charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc bay area news. >>> now let's it turn your attention to new details on the man and his past linked to high-power weapons. we started digging as soon as the story broke. tony kovaleski joins us now with exclusive investigation on 0 his criminal background, his mental history and why, tony, he was able to get out of jail after serving only one year of a six-year sentence. i know you talked to a source with intimate knowledge of this man. >> reporter: jessica, we've learned a great deal through court records and a variety of sources. he served in the marines but not a full term. he was discharged for medical reasons. he spent some time with family about three years ago in arizona before returning to san jose, according to his former attorney. the legal troubles started shor
by the taliban. >>> some residents in brazil are tackling a problem. they're offering money and a basket of food for each shark caught. since the offer went out, several sharks have been caught. most of them bull sharks. >>> a popular game involving nerf guns. coming up in eight minutes why one east bay school district is warning students that game may get them in trouble. >> and our chief meteorologist bill martin is updating our weekend forecast. he's back with our extended forecast. >>> trouble when you travel, a ktvu investigation into airport security and how much personal property goes missing or gets damaged. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> there's word tonight that the latest airline merger is almost a done deal now. bloomburg knews says the parent company of american airlines is expected to vote on their merger on monday
was part of a sting operation. he was a taliban supporter. >>> wondering where your tax refund is? the i.r.s. is way behind on giving people back their money. $122 billion behind. this time last year they issued 27 billion-dollar and this year, only more than 4 billion-dollar. the i.r.s. blames the fiscal cliff and late changes to the tax policy. >>> how would you like to go to college -- then have the school pay back your loan? that sounds good. that's what a small liberal arts school in michigan is doing. spring harbor school is reii am reimbursing students if they do not get a job after they graduate. they'll pay the loan until the student's income goes up or the loan repaid. i see a flaw in this. it's possible students won't be as motivated to look for a job. >> that's the greatest idea i've ever heard in my life. >> i was not expecting you to say that. >> are you kidding? i'm looking at four college tuitions. >> spring harbor. >> i love that. >> leon panetta is going to go away for a little bit. secretary of -- secretary clinton has gone away a little bit but the benghazi controvers
. it was deliberate because the plan was overthrow saddam and get out. just like we overthrew the taliban in afghanistan and then got out of there and of course afghanistan fell apart. i and iraq is falling apart very quickly. we are facing an insurgency we don't know what to do with like all the officers who are there have not been trained to fight this sort of war. it was not in the manuals and they didn't know what to do so they do what they usually do which was to bang down doors and arrest people. anyone who has read kahlÚa would have known as counterproductive because you end up killing the wrong people and you inflame -- you make them mad so the insurgents is flaming and meanwhile petraeus in mosul decides to put into effect the ideas in these books he has been reading. he and his guys start setting up an election for the new district. they vet the candidates candidatecandidate s and they said that the elections. they bring in fuel trucks. they reopened the university. they get communication systems going. they get some iraqis to open up newspapers. he opens up the border to syria
with the taliban operative, but he wondered how much his mental health issues factor into the plot. >> concern that a mentally ill person might have been led into something by a government agency that maybe a person who did not suffer from these issues would not have been led into. >> and for as many mental issues that he had, he said the good news is that it appears that he did respond well to medication and treatment. so he said it's unfortunate his client is now facing federal charges. abc7 news. >>> the highway patrol is investigating a fatal accident that tied up traffic for several hours in the east bay. it happened on westbound i-80 in richmond near carlson boulevard just after 1:00 p.m. yesterday. the chp said a s.u.v. hit the center divide and rolled several times. a 23-year-old hayward man behind the wheel was killed. his 28-year-old passenger was injured. traffic, you can see there, backed up for miles as officers investigated the accident. all lanes were reopened after about three hours. the woman killed on her bike in front of at&t park yesterday morning has been identified by san
-- by the taliban. he led a charge into flying bullets. he was struck by shrapnel but continued to fight during the ambush that killed eight soldiers. >>> it's been dry around here as we go through january and february. we've had some of the dryest time between all of january and this much of february. so basically january 1st to february 11th. it is the fifth dryest in san francisco's history going back to 1852. oakland .53, the second dryest. so this period from january 1st to today has been really dry. it's showing up in the records. rain not coming any time soon, so those numbers will continue to grow. the highs today do not look like february highs. highs tomorrow are going to be just like this, lots of mid- 60s, lots of upper 60s. right now at the coast i've got coastal fog, kind of unusual because winds are offshore. that fog goes away tomorrow and these temperatures warm a little bit more. when i come back at 10:45, forecast high for your neighborhood, i'll let you know how warm it's going to get and which day will be the warmest of the week. >>> the internet company godaddy known for i
nato airstrike killed ten civilians including five children. reuters reports four taliban fighters also died there. president hamid karzai condemned that attack. nato is saying they are aware of the report of the civilian casualties but can't confirm them. many of the me and women who fought the nation's war have another battle on their hands. this time, correspondent douglas kennedy tells us, it's right here at home. >> 112 days. three other divisions hit at the same time. >> general macarthur fulfilled his pledge. >> in 1944, errol spent months fighting the japanese in world war ii. this is your uniform from the pacific, where you won a purple heart and a bronze star? >> yes, i did. >> tell me about that. >> well, we made a landing in new guinea. and that is where i got the bronze star. >> the former staff sergeant and his fellow american seasonals were successful at defeating the japanese. but for years he has been unsuccessful at defeating the bureaucracy at the veterans administration. the v.a. says it still cannot decide whether he can hold down a regular job. his daughter becky i
was cleared of any misconduct. in afghanistan a top taliban commander has been captured. afghan forces say they arrested muhammad. officials believe he's behind several large attacks in pakistan. raj? >> thank you, janel. new tonight at 6:00, about 200 pages of transcripts from private hearings in the chandra levy case are public. attorneys for the man convicted of her murder says the case against him is built on a lie. the pages are heavily blacked out but his lawyers will will demand a new trial. modesto intern chandra levy disappeared in washington, d.c., in 2001 while interning for gary condit. the man was convicted of killing her primarily on the testimony of a prison informant. today's records indicate prosecutors learned a year ago there was a problem with a witness and defense attorneys are outraged that prosecutors didn't share that information for months. >>> it might be hard to believe but the federal minimum wage is lower right now accounting for inflation than it was 30 years ago under president reagan. president obama would like to raise the national minimum wage to $9 an hou
wanted to start a civil war in the united states and join the taliban. >>> a san leandro elementary school is a crime scene right now following a deadly shooting on campus last night. investigators are looking for a suspect and motive in the murder. it happened at hillside elementary school about 8:45 last night. police found and 18-year-old with a gunshot wound. he was pronounced dead a short time later. kpix 5's da lin is in san leandro where the victim's mother says, she actually heard the shots that killed her son. >> reporter: the family lives a block away from the crime scene. you can see family members and friends showing up for a memorial to remember trevion foster, a good kid with a bright future. family and friends are heartbroken over the death of 18-year-old trevion foster. his mother ran to the school when she heard four shots around 8:45 last night. >> when i seen my baby's car i lost it because i know something bad had happened. i had been calling his cell phone, no answer. >> reporter: her son told her he was hanging out at nearb
and that check is there. if congress does not want to wage war against the taliban, against whomever, they can cut off funding. >> thank you. >> i am a student at rutgers university. john mentioned the large majority of americans support giving the president the authority to kill american citizens without charges or trial or to process. my question is, if you were identified as a threat by some nameless official in the administration, where you want to process? >> the issue is not -- [applause] john: i don't think there would name him. they might name me. >> the issue is whether we are in a war situation, whether we are operating under the war powers of the constitution or whether we are in a law enforcement situation. the to have radically different approaches. we killed tens of thousands of american citizens, maybe hundreds of thousands with no due process in the civil war, and it was the right thing to do. [applause] john: on that note we're out of time. >> you want to discredit a movement, defend the confederacy. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. than
weeks. the scene is a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. >>> president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came after the 81-year-old accepted a new five- year term as president. castro tapped his top lieutenant as first in line for succession. castro also says he hopes to establish two-term limits and age caps for political officers. his brother, former president fidel castro, received a standing ovation today during the meeting. >>> in vietnam, at least ten people were killed after two explosions flattened a movie special effects warehouse and three nearby homes. a pyrotechnician was preparing fire and smoke effects for a local movie when the blast happened. rescue crews say they don't know if there are other victims under the rubble. >>> and in taiwan, a celebration of lanterns to mark the new year holiday. some were traditional, such as the snake figures, to mark the year of the snake, but there are also aliens and pandas and even an angry bird. hundreds of small lanterns are released into the sky. it's beautiful. people write their
the providence in the next week. it's seen as a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. u.s. officials say they take the allegations and misconduct seriously and are discussing them with their afghan counter parts. >>> in cuba, president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came as the president accepted a new five year term as president. his brother former president fidel castro received a standing ovation during today's national assembly meeting. this is the first time he has appeared at this meeting in three years. >>> the new secretary of the state john kerry is in london on his first trip overseas as america's chief diplomat. kerry is scheduled to visit nine countries in the next few days. the goal is to find the fix problem in syria. >>> from nascar's biggest race to where it all begins. the significance of today's historic daytona 500 and its impact on young bay area race drivers. >>> jimmy carter makes a vi >>> more now on that breaking news off the coast of san mateo county. an extensive search is on the way as the coast guard tries to fin
. he was among about 50 u.s. troops that came under attack by hundreds oh of taliban fighters in 2009. officials say he risked his life to lead overs to safety and recovered the bodies of fallen soldiers. >>> in today's health watch researchers are examining a new pill that may be able to slim down your waistline. it reverses obesity and diabetes. it's been used the treat canker sores in the u.s.. it was tested on mice. researchers say more study is needed. >>> a new study out today confirms what we've known for some time. americans are eating too much salt. many prepackaged foods are now getting healthier. >> arnold tries to keep salt out of his diet but facts should be apparent not easy. >> when i go in the super market i look at the package and is sodium. if the sodium is high i don't buy the food. >> packaged and restaurant foods are to blame for 80% of the salts in our diet. 21 food companies joined leaders in new york city to announce they lowered salt in their products. >> the efforts they've made to reduce salt are going to have a big impact on public health. >> most people co
romashay the medal of honor. he and his fellow soldiers battled the taliban for more than 12 hours when the outpost came under fire in 2009. eight americans died. he will be only the fourth living service member from the war in afghanistan to receive this medal of honor. >> he will also be a guest of the first lady for tomorrow's state of the union address. the looming budget cuts will likely play prominently in the president's speech. $85 billion in cuts will take effect march 1 if congress and the white house cannot come to an agreement on a budget. republicans are blaming president obama for the looming cuts known as the sequester because the white house proposed them in the first place. democrats say the cuts were only meant as a threat. >> when the president proposed a sequester it was to work together to solve problems. it was supposed to be so awful the super committee would reach bipartisan agreement. because they rejected revenue it never happened. >> i'm questioning where this thing is going because he's not moved in a serious way. we remain anxiously waiting for him to come t
-year-old shot by the taliban. she issued her first video statement since being shot. she underwent surgery in england on saturday. the teen was targeted because she advocated for educational rights. doctors says her recovery has been amazing, but she still has a long way to go. at the live desk, i'm keith russell. >>> well, beyonce brought down the house last night. jennifer hudson tugged on some heartstrings. >> joining us live is access hollywood ease billy bush. let's talk beyonce, getting a lot of positive reviewses. what did you think about the performance and the announcement afc? >> i thought the perform yaw was great. i love that power walk. every supermodel is trying to do that. beyonce owns it. it was fierce from the beagainst ginning. she made a very clear statement. she did it in mer press conference when she sang acapella. as for kelley rowland and michelle williams, their microphones may have been on, but hashtag fix the mix, i thought they could have boosted the mikes. but beyonce definitely sang live. "halo" is a very slow balance lad and she nailed it. the only thi
are more and more effective in powering afghan communities to defend against taliban intimidation and violence. plans are being developed to increase the authorized size of the alp program from 30,000 to 45,000. the next centcom commander will also play an important role in shaping our enduring partnership with afghanistan after 2014. the partnership that i fully support. ike m. concerned however by the plants to reduce the afghan national security forces by a third starting in 2015. 352,000 to 230,000 by 2017. i believe that any future reductions in the size of the afghan forces should be based on security conditions in afghanistan at that time and this afghan security forces make and providing for their country security, we should reassure them that we will continue to support these efforts by deciding that as we withdraw our forces that there won't get drawdown and afghan forces. progress in afghanistan remains fragile and significant challenges to afghanistan's long-term stability remain. among the greatest threat to its stability are the safe havens for afghan insurgents acro
qaeda, the taliban, and its associated forces. second, in this conflict, as indeed in any conflict, the united states is lawfully entitled. and finally, whatever the constitution's due process guarantees may require before targeting a u.s. citizen, these requirements are more than satisfied by rigorous judgment that a person needs the administration's narrow targeting. to understand why this position must be correct, consider a domestic hostage situation. in such a situation, even law enforcement will use this command it will do so without judicial preapproval when the threats of the lives of the hostages is serious. nobody takes the position that such actions constitute and killings. it is not profoundly different from this hostage situation. a mounting chorus of critics has insisted that judicial review must be a feature of the framework that authorizes the targeting of american nationals. whatever the merit of these mechanisms, one point is very clear. current law simply does not provide for prospective judicial involvement in targeting decisions. it is therefore hard for having
was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland. the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how does it fe
. >>> and the pakistani teenager who was shot by the taliban for promoting school for girls has been released from the hospital. malala was wounded in her back and head in october. she was moved to a british hospital where she underwent multiple operations to are restore her skull and hearing. she will continue rehab in her family's new home in england. >>> that is it for me for now. we hope you come back at midnight where i will be here with our team as the worst of the blizzard hits between the 10:00, 11:00, and overnight hours. i will be up with you from midnight until 5:00 a.m. i hope you join me. in the meantime, stay right here because "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts now. wolf. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, the storm's picking up and forecasters say boston's going to get clobbered. we're going to talk with one of the country's top blizzard experts. >>> out in california, authorities say there's no panic as the manhunt continues for a suspected cop killer. you're going to hear from a man who knew him and even called him a friend at one point. >>> and mystery solve
branch by triggering a bomb with a cell phone but it was an under cover fbi agent posing as a taliban agent who helped him build the explosive that didn't work. >> pass by the house and i saw a lot of police and cars, lot of things going on. >> reporter: you had no idea he lived aaron the corner? >> no. that was scary. >> reporter: he was arrested in 2011 court documents show the laid off window washer went by a muslim name and was treated for mental illnesses. if convicted on the charge he could be sentenced to life. >> all right. it's 7:10 and just a couple minutes ago we showed you the fans waiting outside at&t park. >> baseball season is here. >> looked cold. >> is it going to warm up for them? >> at least we have the sun. the sun is now up. we will see the temperatures start to creep. it'll still be a cool day but warmer than yesterday. a minor warm up in time for the weekend under dry sunny conditions giving you a a look there at that golden sun. good morning to you as we head out this morning it's a cold one. temperatures slipping back to the 30s. take a look at walnut c
attacks on troops in the afghan world when the taliban launched an attack at keating. the battle lasts 12 hours, the losses were devastating, but those who suvi
everywhere. you just couldn't pick them out fast enough. >> october 2009. up to 400 taliban fighters unleash a torrent of withering fire upon a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. combat out post keating sat at the bottom of a valley that was both beautiful and deadly. it was one of the most valnerable bases in afghanistan. >> when you look at the manual and look in to find the definition of finding a defensible spot, this is the total opposite of it. >> the attack so fierce in the end more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the outpost were killed or wounded, but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the outpost, soldiers became heroes. one in particular. >> i know that there's so many great soldiers out there that would have stepped in to my shoes and done the same thing. >> real american hero. you can catch jake tapper's report tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. thanks very much for watching. we'll see you again. piers morgan tonight starts now. >>> tonight, a chilling murder manifesto. the threat to bring unconventional and assim ymmetr war fare. the suspect, one of th
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the soviets out in the early '90s or late '80s, but as a message to the taliban or neighbors we're not walking away either. >> you were around for the iraq war and around for much of the war in afghanistan, so i feel like you have a pretty good feel on what enough forces would be. is 3,000 too little? do you have any sense of that? >> i guess the way i would put it just instinctively, i strongly believe 3,000 is too little and 30,000 is too many. >> somewhere between 3,000 and 30,000? >> finding the goldilocks number. when i say 30,000 is too many, i think first of all in terms of cost for us, but also in terms of the tolerance of the afghans themselves. it's more a political question than it is a military question. >> and finally, we're coming up to the state of the union. you know how this works, everybody wants to hear a certain thing, depending on which department you're in. from the point of view of the military and the world at large and america's place in it, what do you look for when the president gives this speech on tuesday? >> well, it's -- it's hard to say sort of off the top of my
fought fiercely against the taliban in afghanistan and killing those who breached the perimeter. and army said he displayed exe extraordinary heroism. and from lake city, california he now lives in north dakota with his wife and children. if you want more information about the sergeant, please go to the website, cmohs. cmohs.org. factor tip of the day and by the way i'll be on letterman doesn't if you care. that's it for us tonight. please check out the fox news website, which is different from bill o'reilly.com. also, we would like you to spout out about the factor anywhere in the world, o'reilly@foxnews.com. name and town if you wish to opine. word of the day, don't be with mome. the spin stops here, i'm bill o'reilly, we're looking out for you. >> and this is a fox news alert the manhunt for the rogue lapd police officer christopher dorner is on. he could be anywhere, but in the hopes of sparking a lead, the department is offering a reward for leading to his capture. >> the reward, 1 million dollars. this is the largest local reward ever offered to our knowledge. some ask, why so larg
were attacked by 300 taliban fighters at combat outpost keating. he led a desperate day-long battle despite being wounded, and killed at least ten insurgents himself. at the white house today, president obama said romesha risked his life to rescue the wounded and retrieve bodies. >> clint romesha lives the soldier's creed: "i will never leave a fallen comrade." so he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down, and they kept charging, 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meters run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends, and they brought them home. >> sreenivasan: romesha is only the fourth living medal of honor recipient for actions in iraq or afghanistan. on wall street today, trading was light, and stocks drifted lower. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 21 points to close at 13,971. the nasdaq fell a little less than two points to close at 3192. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: and we turn to the search for the ex-officer wanted in multiple killings in california. authorities have been given hu
and outnumbered by 3 horntail ban. he led a charge into fly -- by the taliban. he led a charge into flying bullets. he was struck by shrapnel but continued to fight during the ambush that killed eight soldiers. >>> it's been dry around here as we go through january and february. we've had some of the dryest time between all of january and this much of february. so basically january 1st to february 11th. it is the fifth dryest in san francisco's history going back to 1852. oakland .53, the second dryest. so this period from january 1st to today has been really dry. it's showing up in the records. rain not coming any time soon, so those numbers will continue to grow. the highs today do not look like february highs. highs tomorrow are going to be just like this, lots of mid- 60s, lots of upper 60s. right now at the coast i've got coastal fog, kind of unusual because winds are offshore. that fog goes away tomorrow and these temperatures warm a little bit more. when i come back at 10:45, forecast high for your neighborhood, i'll let you know how warm it's going to get and which day will be the warmest
taliban leaders were gathering. president hamid karzai condemned the air strike. the international coalition said only that it's investigating. pope benedict the sixteenth was greeted with cheers today, at his final public mass before stepping down. the 85-year-old pontiff celebrated ash wednesday services at st. peter's basilica at the vatican, marking the start of lent. we have a report from james mates of "independent television news." >> reporter: it was not quite a rock star's welcome, but was not far short of it as thousands of pilgrims crowded into the audience hall at the vatican for pope benedict's first public appearance since announcing his resignation. as he tried to speak, he was drowned out by applause, finally managing to thank them and the wider catholic world for their sympathy and understanding. >> (translated): i have decide renounce the gift the lord gave me. i decided to do this after praying far long time and examining my conscience in front of god. >> reporter: all way dorr shippers have been queues for events in the vatican, culminating with this evening's m
in california. the fbi says an undercover agent introduced himself as being affiliated with the taliban. >> it's not only causing an international controversy but a local one, as well. the alameda county sheriff's department is making another pitch to buy and use unmanned aerial droughns. jodi hernandez joins us this evening from oakland with the details. >> the alameda county sheriff's department could become the first agency in the state to deploy droughns. the debate took center stage at a board of supervisors committee meeting here today. civil rights advocates hope to ground the proposal before it has a chance to take off. >> you're looking at the 4.4 pound aerial droerngs the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy it. the drone or what the sheriff calls a small unmanned aerial system would be used to give officers a bird's eye view at crime scenes and search and rescue operations. >> these things have a 25-minute capability flight time. so for 25 minutes, to search areas for lost children or elderly or alzheimer's patients, to search an area that would be very difficult. >> the
: this video was shot by the taliban on the day that army staff sergeant romesha helped repel their attack. more than 300 enemy fighters against his unit of 53 men, defending an outpost the president called tactically indensible. >> these wen were outnumbered and outgunned. >> reporter: he's recredited with retaking the outpost. but more than 20, including romesha, were injured and eight were killed. their families were here and he spoke to us about them. no doubt that your fallen comrades are going to be in that room with you. >> they'll be there, i just know it. >> reporter: he told us the medal belongs to them, too. a somber occasion to be sure, although his 18-month-old son colin nearly stole the show before it started. you're out of the military. what are your dreams and aspirations and hopes now? >> to be that dad and father, that husband. they've really missed out on the 11 years i was in, and to watch them grow up and be successful. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> a well-deserved honor there. in the same battle, eight soldiers did not make it out. 22 were
of honor recipient army staff sergeant clifton romesha. he fought fiercely against the taliban in afghanistan and killing those who breached the perimeter. and army said he displayed exe extraordinary heroism. and from lake city, california he now lives in north dakota with his wife and children. if you want more information about the sergeant, please go to the website, cmohs. cmohs.org. factor tip of the day and by the way i'll be on letterman doesn't if you care. that's it for us tonight. please check out the fox news website, which is different from bill o'reilly.com. also, we would like you to spout out about the factor anywhere in
with the forces trying to overthrough president bashar al assad. >>> the teen activist shot by the taliban is a nominee for the nobel piece prize. malala yousufzai became an international symbol against the fight for extremism. she was shot in the head after criticizing the taliban for keeping girls out of school. malala is still in the wru.k. f medical treatment. >>> it looks like we'll have an early spring according to one famous groundhog. punxsutawney phil shuffled out of his burrow and predicted the forecast. in over a century he's predicted an early spring only 17 times. this year is one of them. organizers said it was one of the large evidence crowds in event history. >> always accurate! >> we showed it to you live here "saturday morning." >>> time to check the political stories that caught our eye this we week. let's start with chuck hagel. he was on the hot seat at the confirmation hearing to become the next defense secretary. he surely was on the defensive side it seems. listen to this. >> i don't think there was a letter that i can recall -- i don't recall the event. i don't rec
of the president. i support him. we cannot change the equation at this point in time. the taliban have been determined to relentlessly attacked the afghan government. we have to not pull out and make sure we focus on a counterterrorism strategy compared to the surge strategy, which did not accomplish its goal. host: another word that was not mentioned was the use of drones in the confirmation hearing. guest: this is a controversial subject. i fall on the side of supporting our drone program relentlessly sorting our drone program to protect our troops and to prevent the united states from being harmed by terrorists. when al qaeda operatives were taken out by drones >>> in afghanistan and yemen -- by drone strikes in afghanistan and elsewhere, i commended the president for his counterterrorism policy. it has protected the homeland as best as any weapon we could have. it has been an effective way of putting al qaeda on the defense and keeping them on the run. the president deserves congratulations for being relentlessly consistent and persistent in his drone program. does that mean it has been
. >> there was an interesting story. >> in yemen. >> he was -- he agreed to meet with a member of the taliban which was a very brave thing for him to do. al-qaeda. it was a brave thing for him to do. while they were meeting, they were voiprized by a drone. shocking story. a muss let me [delete]cleric on our side who had preached did the dangers of al-qaeda. and warning people not to be affiliated with them. he, himself, is blown away by a drone strike. >> one of the problems of remote control room warfare, you don't know exactly who you are killing. >> jay carney yesterday also made the point that, yes, we have the authorization, as does this -- the white paper, 16 pages, this authorization to conduct drone strikes exists under the blanket authorization for the war on terror that was given george w. bush by the congress right after september 11th. >> uh-huh >> bill: it's the same authorization that was cited by george bush to justify rendition, torture waterboarding, and wiretapping. >> right and also done in great sec res see. people kept asking carney about t
at the bottom of three steep mountains woke up to an overwhelming attack by the taliban, very smart attack, up to 400 taliban fighters and it seemed impossible and i asked clint rome romechier on monday who is going to be award the the medal of honor, what it was like to face these impossible odds. throughout all of this, did you ever think this is it? i'm not going to get out of here. >> it's like a fighter going into the boxing ring, you know, if you think you're going to lose before you even step into the ring, you've already lost. you're there to win, you're there to fight, you're there to, you know, your brothers to your left and right are depending on you so you don't have that in you. >> when you talk about an overwhelming force describe to me what overwhelming is. >> it's the kind of thing where every time they opened a door to run out to deliver ammunition, a sniper would pick one of them off. there were five guys trapped in a humvee for hours, three men trapped in the mortar pit for hours. the first guy killed was running to a machine gun in the corner of the camp to return fire, kil
ultimately were teaming with taliban fighters, so we talked about that in a special that will air at 10:00 tonight. >>> combat outpost keating was built in 006 with so many troops and assets deployed to iraq, those in afghanistan had to make do. one part of the strategy was to build small outposts as the u.s. pushed into eastern afghanistan. the location was a trap evident from the moment the uniate rrived in may 2009. what was your first reaction? >> first reaction was i think the same as everybody that stepped foot on that, this is a pretty indefensible spot. >> i thought we were supposed to be on top of a mountain. this is crazy. i mean, that's how i felt, you know. shooting up? but you just, i was there, you know, i can't be like this is stupid. >> reporter: this say part of the called the hindu kush mountain range you're either on or in a valley. in order to be near the local population and near the road combat outpost keating was put at the bottom of three steep mountains. ♪ soldiers had been fatally attacked there before. in 2007, private chris pfeiffer, in 2008, camp commander
targets, including three taliban fighters who had breached the combat outpost perimeter. while orchestrating a successful plan to secure and reinforce key points of the battlefield, staff sergeant romesha maintained radio communication with a tactical operations center. as the enemy forces attacked with even greater ferocity, unleashing a barrage of rocket propelled grenades, staff sergeant romesha identified the point of attack and directed air support to destroy over 30 enemy fighters. after receiving reports that seriously injured soldiers were at a distant battle position, staff sergeant romesha and his team provided covering fire to allow the injured soldiers to safely reach the aid station. upon receipt of orders to go to the next objective, his team pushed forward 100 meters under overwhelming enemy fire to recover and prevent the enemy fighters from taking the bodies of their fallen comrades. staff sergeant romesha's heroic actions throughout the day long battle were critical in suppressing the enemy that had far greater numbers. his extraordinary efforts gave bravo tro
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know of. >> against american citizens. there are an awful lot against the taliban. we are the only guise with drones now. that will not last forever. what happens when other count there's get drones? do they takeout an american ambassador driving a car in saudi arabia? you could even see drone attacks in the united states. i worry about the precedent, the generation that we're creating of people who are really going to hate america and i worry about loring the bar so we make it much too easy to pull that trigger and go to war when we don't have anything at risk. martha: we basically had heard that the war on terror was over in many ways, and yet it has been carried on in a way that may perpetuate it if you're right. kt thank you so much for being with us. always great to talk to you. >> thanks. gregg: we are just getting word of a shooting in ben srer denver, colorado now. several people including children have been killed or injured. we just don't know yet. there is a heavy police presence at a home in denver, and witnesses say they saw a child being brought out on a stretch tore
three kids. in october everything change would. a predawn ambush in the pakistan border. 300 taliban stormed the base where 50 american soldiers became sitting ducks in a valley surrounded by mountains owned by the income. >> what happened next is one of the most intense battles of the entire war in stanford. the attackers had the advantage and high grounds and mountains above and unleashing everything they h. >> the sergeant and others jumped from their bids and he managed to call in air support that killed 30 insurgent. rockit grenad explode cent chap nel in his hip and arm and neck. came within 10 feet. >> they charged and they kept 50 meters and 80s and 100 meter run through a hail of bullets . they reached their fallen frinds and they brought them hoim. >> staff sergeant clint romesha is a reb luctant hero. >> this awarted is for the eight soldiers that didn't make it and the rift of the team that fought valiently and magnif stently that day. >> their parents were at the white house for the medal of honor ceremony. his fellow soldiers would follow staff sergeant roimsha to hell
afghan united states operation targeting taliban fighters in the northeast part of the country. >> the united states and russia are coming together to try to find a resolution to the ongoing crisis in syria. secretary of state john kerry speaking today with russia's foreign minister on the phone about the best way to use their respective influence to end the bloodshed. and now live to jerusalem and this is an important move on of behalf of russia, and the united states? >>reporter: russia is syria's biggest backer and john kerry spoke to the russian foreign minister after trying to reach the russian foreign minister but nothing particularly concrete came out of this discussion only a promise to meet face to face in the future. the fighting is et cetera can -- is escalating in aleppo with opposition fighters stepping up attacks on airbases capturing two regime airports. assad troops have responded by shelling several rebel-held areas and the u.n. is trying to make another push to open up talks between opposition groups and the syrian government. both sides have refused to talk t
. you can understand what a difficult and emotional day that will be for everyone involved. taliban, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:03. santa cruz police have set up two funds to help the families of the two fallen officers. one is at the bay federal credit union. don'ters can make checks out to the santa cruz police officers association. the second is at wells fargo bank. the police officers association has set up the baker-butler scorership fund. our coverage of the tragedy in santa cruz continues here, both on air and online. stay with us for the next two hours for updates from outside police headquarters and you can also updates at ktvu.com and our facebook page. >>> 7:03. new this morning, the pope's final hour at the vatican. [ cheers ] >> the cardinals who gathered gave him a standing ovation when he met them as a group for the last time. at 8:00 this morning, pacific time, pope benedict xvi will get on a helicopter. he will fly to a retreat outside of rome. that's where he will officially resign later today. brian flow remembers joining us live at st. mary's cathedral in san fra
she's getting better day by day. she was shot by the taliban in october for promoting women's righting. >>> "the wall street journal" offers strategists on cutting taxes. rates went up for the highest earners. there are new taxes covering the health care overall. one of the tax-fighting tips is donating stocks to charity. >>> health officials want to ban energy drinks that have too much caffeine. this study found that it can kauft insomnia, fast heart beat, and seizures. >>> there was a twitter competition about the brownout. you can still dunk in the dark. it's been retweeted 14,000 times and was a very smart turnaround during that. >> so clever so quickly. >>> and the average cost for a commercial in last night's super bowl, nearly $4 million. cbs news analyst frank luntz brought together viewers to see which ads worked and which didn't. good morning. >> good morning. >> you testified these, people can turn their dial where they approve or disapprove of it. what was the best ad? >> the best ad and it 'been a best ad for many years, anheuser-busch. it is very easy to make them laugh a
clinton romesha. he prevented a u.s. outpost in afghanistan from being overrun by taliban fighters in 2009 after being hit by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade. >> "we weren't going to be beat that day," clint said. "we were not going to back down in the face of diversity like that. we were just gone -- just going to win, that simple." god bless you, clint romesha, and all of your team. god bless all who serve and god bless the united states of america. [ applause ] >> eight american servicemen died in that fire-fight. one of the most intense in the afghan war. in a lighter moment before the ceremony, romesha's 1-year-old son, that would be colin, stole some hearts. he jumped on stage and played peek-a-boo behind the president's podium before being escorted off to his mother's arms. >> by a marine. >> you go take him, mom. not many people can say they played peek-a-boo at the white house behind the president's podium. >> adorable >>> look up in the sky. it's not a bird. it's not even a plane. >> reporter: had can carry 66 tons yet is lighter than air? you're looking at it. find out
. the medal of honor. he was at a combat outpost in afghanistan in 2009 when 300 taliban fighters launched an ambush. he managed to call air support that caught 30 insurgents and risked his life. >> there have been eight soldiers that didn't make it. for the rest of the team that fought valiantly and magnificently that day. i will forever be humbled by the bravery, the commitment to service and their loyalty to one another. >>gretchen: before the ceremony, romesha's son actually stole the show. the president's podium, he tried to climb on top of it and then dashed to the front row. >>steve: you know dr. ben carson was a keynote speaker at the national prayer breakfast last week. he is an esteemed neurosurgeon at johns hopkins tphe baltimore area. because it was a prayer breakfast, he took a look at the bible and applied some biblical teachings on where we are today. he talked about the national debt, health care and he talked about taxes. despite the way we're doing it right now, it really should be fair. why did he do that? here's the good doctor. >> somebody has to be courageous enough t
environment. she also obviously trains every day. >> right. she was something to be feared. i know the taliban sees these military working dogs as a precious target to them because they're keeping you safe. we watched a video of her ripping somebody to shreds. >> they're a valuable asset in every part over there. they play the ability for them to do what they do is just -- there is nothing that beats it. , a lot of people are putting their lives in their hands. >> leonard, six months ago, it's hard to believe this was just six months ago, early morning in july, take us back when she saved your life. >> technically she did. technically. she did two days prior, she had alerted behavior of an ied, which we called up the expert. that's one situation. she was on the right side of the road. stayed to the left side of the road. >> what happened to you? there was a crazy explosion. i think we've got video of that. we want to take a listen. >> staff sergeant len anderson and his working dog are on patrol near the taliban strong hold. >> got my scout. >> you feel like you would have died if it weren't f
. is it? >> brian: i don't this i -- think so. >> gretchen: now to your headlines. the taliban carrying out a sickening attack in eastern afghanistan. insurgents poisoned 17 people at a afghan militia post and then shot them dead. ten were afghan police officers. seven others civilians. the method of poisoning not known. this comes amid news that the obama administration incorrectly reported taliban attacks declined 7% last year. it turns out there was no change in the number. >> brian: you believe that? >> gretchen: pentagon says somebody forgot to include stats from afghan security forces. >> steve: that kind of changes the narrative before the election, doesn't it? >> brian: dramatic scene on a beach in new zealand as cops shoot a shark while police try to save a swimmer's life. like a scene, he shouted a warning and quickly was pulled under. at first the man fought off the shark. then he came back again. >> first time it was like one. but five, six minutes, we saw like three sharks all over him, rolling him around. >> brian: wow. police fired up to 20 shots from the boat and did --
by the taliban is out of the hospital. this is surgery of her after doctors repaired two operations to repair her skull and hearing. the 15-year-old will continue her rehabilitation at the family's temporary home in england. taliban shot her in the head for speaking out in favor of girl's education. >>> and in other news, boeing is warning customers, their deliveries of 787 dreamliners may be delayed as an investigation continues into problems with the jet's batteries. european carriers and norwegian air say they were told not to expect their fleet on time. the dream liner was grounded for three weeks following problems with battery fires. >>> take a look at this. a high-speed chase ends in a firery crash in california. the car spun out of control and hit a guardrail in the royal hearts section of l.a. officers were chasing a suspected drunk driver who they say was speeding at more than 100 miles an hour. they were able to get him out of the burning car and to the hospit. no word on his condition. 100 miles per hour. >> lucky to be alive. >> lucky to be alive and that he didn't kill anyone. >> li
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